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Building a Conscious Company Culture

One of the most powerful differentiators of effective organizations is their ability to create and maintain a positive organizational culture. When employees love their job, organizations prosper, and profits increase. Lead your organization’s effort to increase employee satisfaction and their passion for organizational success.

Come to this dynamic seminar to:

  • Learn about the “bottom line” impact of culture in your workplace
  • Discuss the how of creating a culture from the ground up
  • Explore the Conscious Culture (TM) model and apply it to your workplace

Tue., April 12
7:30 - 10:00 am
Location: Sesnon House

Register by Feb. 29: $32
Register after Feb. 29: $38

 

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Russ Elliot has been bringing his expertise in human resources and coaching to organizations across the country for more than 30 years. His work has extended from the manufacturing plant floor to technology and financial companies including Toyota, NUMMI, Texas Instruments, Easton-Bell Sports and Bridge Bank.


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The New Face of Performance Management

The key to organizational success is to focus efforts on truly engaging with employees around issues related to performance outcomes. The new face of performance management calls us to look forward and spend our time setting dynamic goals and coaching our employees. This is a new approach to the basic performance management principles of planning, developing, monitoring, and “rating.”

Come to this dynamic 2-hour seminar to examine the paradigm behind new approaches to performance management, and to discuss how to improve your performance management system in ways that will inspire higher engagement and create greater organizational success.

Tue., June 21
7:30 - 10:00 am
Location: Sesnon House

Register by Feb. 29: $32
Register after Feb. 29: $38

 

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Vicki Miranda is a Human Resources professional with over 25 years of leadership experience. She provides skilled insight into leadership issues based on her experience with organizational teams, employee/labor relations, leadership development and conflict resolution.

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Outclass the Competition: Interpersonal Skills for Business and Social Situations

A dynamic, hands-on, two-part course with a focus on the ultimate business tool - business and etiquette intelligence!

Success in the workplace relies on relationships. In today’s competitive business environment, it’s essential that executives understand how to present a polished and professional appearance.

In this unique course, participants will first learn and apply critical networking skills in a business setting. This will be followed by a dining etiquette course while enjoying a four-course meal prepared by Cabrillo’s own Culinary Arts students.

Part One: How to Distinguish Yourself from the Competition
In this part, you will acquire the knowledge of a world-class executive! You will…

  • Learn to make a good first impression: visual and verbal
  • Introduce yourself and others with ease and grace
  • Start a conversation, keep it going and graciously exit
  • Build rapport for successful business relationships – from administration to management
  • Put all of this to practice in a networking session

Part Two: Dine Like a Diplomat: The Art of the Business Meal
Business relationships are developed and strengthened at the table! In this segment of class you will…

  • Learn host and guest etiquette
  • Master silverware savvy
  • Practice American and Continental styles of eating
  • Become familiar with the courses in a meal and how to eat them
  • Review the Do’s and Don’ts of table manners
  • Learn and practice toasting etiquette: begin, be brief and be seated

Wed., April 27
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Sesnon House

Register by Feb. 29: $110
Register after Feb. 29: $125
plus a $35 material fee payable at registration

 

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Elizabeth Clifton-Doolin is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington, the only nationally accredited educational institution providing training in business etiquette, image training and cross-cultural awareness. Elizabeth has been on the leading edge of providing and marketing these increasingly important skills to help professionals develop a solid business network that will carry them through their entire corporate life.

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Health Coaching for Medical Assistants

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If you are a medical assistant, a health educator, or a lifestyle coach, you are a critical member of our healthcare system, and an integral part of a patient’s experience. You are also partially responsible for increasing the impact of each and every patient visit. This may mean that you need to help the patient prioritize their health care issues before seeing their provider, or work with the patient to help them understand their options or treatment plan. Your ability to meaningfully coach a patient will be key to your success. This unique skill set is referred to as “Health Coaching.”

If you’d like to learn this critical skill, and make yourself much more valuable to the patients you serve and to your employer, join us for this dynamic 3-day training.

In this course, you will be trained to use a coaching format based on a model developed by the experts at the Center for Excellence in Primary Care at UCSF. This model will help you interact with patients and help them take charge of their own health needs, and you will come away with greatly improved skills and confidence. You will:

  • Learn the importance of health coaching- both for the patient and for the success of the medical practice.
  • Learn the importance of health coaching for the patient and for the success of the medical practice.
  • Learn and practice the Ask-Tell-Ask model of collaborative coaching
  • Use role-play scenarios to practice to coach a patient around understanding key health indicators.
  • Practice “Closing the Loop” with patients to ensure understanding
  • And much more!


Program Details:
This training is offered one day a month for 3-consecutive months. It is designed to allow participants time to return to work and practice their skills in between sessions.


3 Sat., April 16, May 21 & June 18
9 am - 4 pm
Room: HW 2214

Register by Feb. 29: $545
Register after Feb. 29: $595
plus a $50 material fee payable at registration

 

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Pam Sanborn, MA, has worked in healthcare for over 25 years and has been teaching medical assisting courses at Cabrillo College since 2003, where she is the Medical Assisting Department Chair. She has been training medical assistants to become health coaches since 2013.

Laurie Colombani received her Certification as a Health Coach from UCSF and is currently a full-time Medical Assisting Instructor and Clinical Coordinator at Cabrillo College. Students appreciate Laurie’s passion, engaging high-energy style, sense of humor, and her focus on student success.

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Life in the Balance - Mindfulness Meditation in the Workplace

This course introduces participants to a variety of mindfulness practices that are of great value in the workplace. A groundswell of brain research over the past 10 years affirms the benefits of mindfulness practice in workplace, medical and personal settings. So much so that numerous local tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and LinkedIn have seen the value in their organizations and established formal mindfulness programs. Benefits of these practices are improved concentration and attention, improved working relationships, the ability to handle stress more effectively, and an increased baseline happiness.

Over the course of the 7-week class students have sufficient time to practice between classes, then bring that personal practice experience into each class. We will have time to discuss experiences, share and ask questions.

FREE Introductory Session, Saturday - February 27th from 10 – 11 am
At this free, introductory presentation, we will discuss the what, why and how of mindfulness meditation... and its relationship to the workplace. In addition, we will review some of the scientific research and hear from Anderson Cooper about his experience learning mindfulness.

To RSVP please call 831-479-6331

7 Sat., April 2 - May 21 (No class May 7)
10 - 11:30 am (all dates except below)
10 am - 4 pm (May 14th only)
Room: 608
Register by Feb. 29: $245
Register after Feb. 29: $270

 

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Bill Culman, MBA, has been practicing various forms of meditation for over 40 years. After a long career in high-tech software engineering, he now teaches mindfulness meditation in corporate settings. He has completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction practicum teacher training as well as Koru Mindfulness teacher certification training.

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Successful TED Techniques - Put the "TED Talks" Energy in Your Presentations or Teaching

Does your job require you to speak to groups? Are you are looking for ways to energize and focus your presentations? Are you an instructor trying to engage your students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the class for you!

In Carmine Gallo's book "Talk Like TED", he reveals the qualities that all successful TED talks have in common. Through interviews with the most popular TED presenters, as well as top researchers in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and communication, Carmine has identified nine public-speaking secrets of the world’s top minds. In this interactive funshop, we will watch clips from selected TED talks and discuss how to apply these nine public-speaking secrets to become better teachers, group leaders and presenters.

Participants will leave with a variety of useful, brain-based presentation strategies that can be applied immediately.

Join us for this day-long event, which includes a catered "working-lunch."

Sat., April 9
9 am - 3 pm
Room: 804

Register by Feb. 29: $89
Register after Feb. 29: $95

plus $20 materials fee payable at registration


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Dr. Joe McCullough is the Physics Program Chair at Cabrillo College where he has been teaching for the last 14 years. He is also a certified trainer and best-selling author of Accelerated Learning Techniques for Students.

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Leadership MasterMinds Group

You are a leader, and you are a collaborator. You know the value of interfacing with other professionals, and yet finding the time can be a real challenge. While you support the professional development efforts of your direct reports, you often don’t have enough time to dedicate to your own professional development path.

Your time has come!

Cabrillo College’s Leadership MasterMind Group will provide the structure you need to make real and tangible advances in your leadership. A small group of highly motivated leaders will come together in monthly-facilitated sessions to:

  • Discover more about your leadership strengths, tendencies and passions, and carve a leadership path for yourself based on expressing your strengths
  • Set and achieve goals for your leadership development
  • Be mentored and become a mentor to others
  • Learn more by reflecting on all you do

In joining our MasterMind group, you will convene with other like-minded leaders who are seeking growth opportunities, gain access to our extensive recommended reading list and book group meetings, receive weekly email coaching, and a one-on-one coaching session with program facilitator, Claire Laughlin, so that you can gain new perspective on the challenges you face at work.

When you join Cabrillo’s Leadership MasterMind Group, you will form lifelong connections that will provide support as you grow, face challenges and make improvements to your leadership style and skills.

Join us. Get support and share your expertise.

6 Meeting Dates: April 11, May 9, June 6, July 11, August 8 & September 12
3:30 - 6 pm
Location: Sesnon House

Fee: $395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer with over 20 years of diverse experience. She brings her background in management, a relentless dedication to transformation, and a passion for improving relationships to all of her training programs.

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Become a Meeting Ninja!

Many of us attend more meetings than we’d like. Meetings are the forum we use for making decisions, getting “buy-in” and solving problems. Yet most of our meetings leave us feeling uninspired and disengaged. What if it could be different? What if your meetings were on task and on target? Powerful and productive? Engaging and interesting? It can be done, and you’re the one to do it!

Join us for this dynamic 2-day workshop!

Learn to design a great agenda, use high-engagement group processes, and facilitate even the most challenging discussions!

Day 1: Leading High Engagement Meetings

In this hands-on class, we will start at the beginning by building a powerful agenda. You will:

  • Examine the critical elements of a powerful agenda.
  • Learn and practice the 3Ps of meeting design
  • Be introduced to 8 different meeting processes that will engage participants and get results
  • Review 4 common types of meetings and examine the flow of meetings in a series


Day 2: Become a Skilled Facilitator

Once you have a well-designed agenda, you still need to be able to manage a crowd. On day 2, you will:

  • Use the empowerment/challenge model to design effective interventions for a variety of different meeting participants
  • Practice leading a group through a series of process steps, achieving a series of outcomes in a timely manner
  • Practice establishing and reinforcing powerful group agreements
  • Draft a team charter
  • Learn to handle difficult meeting behaviors with ease

In addition to getting two, high-energy days of powerful content, attendees will receive a 30-minute coaching session with the instructor to discuss your unique meeting challenges. You will also receive our meeting template package, which includes copies of all the processes and agendas used in class. When you complete this 2-day course, you will be more prepared and excited about designing and facilitating your next meeting!

2 Fri., March 11 & 18
9 am - 4 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Feb. 29: $350
Register after Feb. 29: $395


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Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer with over 20 years of diverse experience. She brings her background in management, a relentless dedication to transformation, and a passion for improving relationships to all of her training programs.

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Understanding Your Work Style & Strengths

The ultimate key to success at work is understanding yourself! Learning more about your personal style and strengths can help tremendously.

Once we understand our strengths and style, we can align our work more closely and create the right “fit.”These choices will create a higher degree of success, satisfaction and engagement in our work.

Register for both workshops below for just $120


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Understanding Your Work Style - Using DISC

What is DISC? A DISC Profile provides a comprehensive overview of the way that people think, act, and interact. It is the most widely used profiling tool of its kind, and is supported by decades of validation and reliability studies.

The DISC assessment measures four primary behavioral traits: Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S) and Conscientiousness (C)

You will complete the DISC Classic Profile in class and then take a deep dive into your preferences and workstyle. Most importantly, you will apply what you learn to aspects of your work building a deeper understanding of your team members, and making it easier to work with some of your “difficult to understand” colleagues.

Fri., April 22
8:30 am - 12 Noon
Room: 1522

Register by Feb. 29: $62
Register after Feb. 29: $70
Plus $35 material fee at registration for the DISC assessment

 

 

 

 

 

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Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer with over 20 years of diverse experience. She brings her background in management, a relentless dedication to transformation, and a passion for improving relationships to all of her training programs.

 

 

 

 

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Understanding Your Strengths

Why do you feel limitless when working on certain projects, and completely drained when working on others? Why do you opt in with a certain kind of work assignment or situation, and opt out of others? Chances are, it’s because of your strengths.

Donald O’Clifton was an educational psychologist who was interested in what makes people successful. In partnership with the Gallup organization, Dr. Clifton studied the best of the best, and came up with the StrengthsFinder system to measure personal talent.

In this half day class, we will “unpack” your top five strengths, looking at the implications of each, and delving deeply into your positive experiences. We will use our profiles to create an intentional road map for the coming year.

Prior to class, you will receive instructions on how to purchase and take your online StrengthsFinder assessment for just $15. You will print your top five strengths and bring them with you to class.

Fri., May 20
8:30 am - 12 Noon
Room: 1522

Register by Feb. 29: $62
Register after Feb. 29: $70

 

 

 

 

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Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer with over 20 years of diverse experience. She brings her background in management, a relentless dedication to transformation, and a passion for improving relationships to all of her training programs.

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Effective Communication

In any aspect of your life, communication is key. Proper communication ensures everyone is on the same page and things flow a little easier. This is why you want to make sure you are getting your message across as clearly as possible. Even the aspect of how you communicate with your colleagues’ needs careful consideration. For instance, are you using the right medium to communicate? Should you send an email, call, or stop by their office? Are you communicating too much information or not enough?

By mastering five simple communication strategies you can ensure that you are a key communicator in your office. By listening fully, watching for non-verbal cues and not making assumptions, you will be able to a go a long way to show that you are a reliable, respectable, and indispensable employee.

Fri., March 18
9 am - 12 Noon
Room: 1604

Register by Feb. 29: $52
Register after Feb. 29: $58

 

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Fri., May 20
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 1522
Register by Feb. 29: $52
Register after Feb. 29: $58

 

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Dianthe Skurko specializes in communication strategies and execution, including messaging and content creation, project management, partner and strategic alliance relationship management, and team building for cultural and behavior change.

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Presentational Speaking Series

The 3S's for making Powerful, Persuasive Presentations: Style, Structure, and Strategy

How you present yourself and your ideas at work can accelerate or decelerate your career. Come to this short series of courses to build the ability, confidence and skill to speak powerfully and persuasively.

The 3 classes and information about each are listed below.

  • Managing Speaking Anxiety and Style
  • Structuring Your Presentation
  • Strategic Q & A Respondings

3 Mon., March 7 - 21
9:30 am - 1 pm
Room: 1522

Fee: $195

 

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Janell Payne began teaching public speaking for over 10 years. She coaches professionals across all types of industries including: high tech, bio tech, health, education, agriculture, small business owners, government, finance, and start-up’s to present with confidence and influence. Her expert coaching helps speakers to manage their speaking anxiety, develop persuasive and strategic presentations, and hone facilitation skill.

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Presentational Speaking: Managing Speaking Anxiety and Style

Everybody gets nervous but not everybody shows it. Discover how body language impacts your message, and how to downplay signs of nervousness. You only get one shot to make a first impression! In this module you will evaluate how others see you, and experiment with new behaviors to elevate your presence in front of the room. Build new muscle memory in this interactive course, while learning strategies for managing your anxiety.

Mon., March 7
9:30 am - 1 pm
Room: 1522

Fee: $75

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Janell Payne - see bio above

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Presentational Speaking: Structuring Your Presentation

Learn how to organize your presentation for maximum impact. Having a deep understanding of your audience (e.g., peer level, internal or external facing, decision makers, or your team) is critical and will influence your strategic structure. Learn the different approaches so that you use the most effective format to best suit your audience, and meet your speaking goal.

Mon., March 14
9:30 am - 1 pm
Room: 1522

Fee: $75

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Janell Payne - see bio above

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Presentational Speaking: Strategic Q & A Responding

You've made it through your presentation (phew!) but now, here come the questions...are you ready? Managing an effective Q & A session requires high-level listening and facilitation skills. In this module you will learn strategies for listening, paraphrasing, and moving the ball toward an outcome.

Mon., March 21
9:30 am - 1 pm
Room: 1522

Fee: $75

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Janell Payne - see bio above

 

 


 

 

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